2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Spy Shots
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Spy Shots– The next generation S-Class from Mercedes-Benz has been found again. The car is expected to be revealed in early 2020 and must be available later that year as a 2021 model. From the previous test mule, we know that the size and proportion will match the current model but there will be a track which is a little wider, and also it looks like the hood will be lower and longer. This should give an impressive attitude.
The current Mercedes-Benz S-Class, W222, was introduced for 2014 and soon skyrocketed to the top of the sales chart. The six-figure sedan earned more than 100,000 sales in the first year and that was before the arrival of additional body styles such as two-door cars and the very long Maybach and Pullman.
Obviously the new S-Class has some big shoes to fill. Luckily for that, he will adopt a new platform, in this case, the MRA Mercedes design for rear-wheel-drive cars. S-Class is currently driving the latest version of its predecessor architecture.
Each powertrain will be electrified, either with mild hybrid technology or plug-ins, and most engines will be 3.0 liter inline-6 or 4.0 liter V-8. There will be no battery-electric version because Mercedes plans to launch EQS to serve EV fans. The EQS, which was exhibited at the 2019 Frankfurt International Car Show by the Vision EQS concept car, is also expected for the 2021 model year.
But returning to the new S-Class, there will be a far more advanced self-driving system, including maybe a Level 3 system. This is where the car can handle itself in certain situations, making the driver free to do other things. However, the driver must be ready to take back control at a moment’s notice.
Inside, the dashboard will still consist of a two-screen arrangement, but the secondary screen will increase dramatically and be mounted in portrait orientation. At the bottom of the large screen will be a row of buttons, with the rest of the controls lowered to the touch screen interface.
S-Class will have a standard length and body style Maybach and Maybach Pullman stretches. The short-wheelbase option sold abroad can be canceled. We also hope that the current S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet will be removed. The next-generation SL-Class which is wider with 2 + 2 seats are expected to fill in the blanks.
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Interior
The Mercedes-Benz S-class is the flagship technology of the brand and is usually the first model to introduce new safety systems, comfort features, and infotainment technology to the Mercedes brand. The next S-class S-gen, which will debut next year or so, will be no different. We have previously seen a new model – code name W223 – test camouflage, but these last round spy photos have given us our first glance at an interior that looks like a production-spec.
While the S class currently has two large screens above the dashboard, with a flowing center console that has protruding air vents and some physical controls, it seems as though the dashboard and next-gen model consoles will be almost entirely taken by massive. , vertically oriented touch screen. The giant screen has a row of physical buttons at the bottom for functions such as driving mode, audio volume, and several active safety features, as well as danger and the home button for infotainment. The top of the screen is obscured by cloth, so there may be more physical control there.
On the screen itself, we can see the row of buttons at the bottom for the climate control system, with the home button above it flanked by a back arrow and what the button for selecting the previous or next song is like. Unfortunately, the main part of the screen is completely taken away by an error message, so we have to wait to see the new S-class infotainment system. This is most likely a drastic evolution of the MBUX system featured in the new A-class, CLA, and GLE SUV, with a greater emphasis on touch controls.
What we Know so Far about 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Compared to the current model, or any other S-Class before that, the seventh generation of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class will feature one of the largest grille Mercedes has ever had in a production car.
The S-Class W223 prototype has recently been seen wearing a little more camouflage than our spy photographers who are accustomed to from Mercedes-Benz until now, showing that the all-new Sonderklasse is nearing the end of its development stage.
Most important design bits are obviously still very closed, but the front-end now shows the entire contour of a large grille for the first time.
Luxury cars have really started toasting each other lately while their headlights have become sleeker so that Mercedes-Benz, as the inventor of the actual engine grille, can’t stay behind. The usual suspects consist of cars such as the latest Audi A8 (D5) grille, which is technically a front-end, BMW 7 Series G11 facelift and the latest Lexus LS with “Spindle Grille” which continues to increase.
So it’s a coincidence that the S-Class W223 will join in along in the same way, with headlights that are much slimmer than in the current model and engine grille that consumes more real estate from its front-end.
We already know that the interior will also be revolutionary (especially for Mercedes) thanks to spy photos that feature a large touch screen on the center console, while most of the exterior is still hidden.
Using an updated version of its recognized MBUX infotainment system, this giant touch screen is expected to display haptic feedback and is not the only way for users to interact with car options. That said, there will be very few analog buttons in it, most commands are carried out by voice or touch. The “air guitar” motion system as in the latest Series 7 or some Volkswagen models is also being developed, but the latest leakage shows that it has been canceled.
While the W222 is currently known as the first car that does not have bulb features for lighting, exterior or interior, the W223 could be the first S-Class with true self-driving capability. We are not talking about SAE Level 4 or 5 autonomous driving because there will still be a steering wheel in it, but Level 3 capabilities are very sophisticated. In countries where laws and infrastructure allow it, you will be able to put your location in navigation and most driving between cities will be done without driver input, especially on the highway.
Handling in the city will be far more impractical on some versions thanks to the all-wheel steering system which can virtually reduce the wheelbase of the car by almost one meter, thus offering the turning radius of a compact car in a Luxo-barge body.
On the technical side, this is where the party takes place because the next super-sedan from Stuttgart will lose several cylinders while getting a lot of power and fuel economy throughout the whole range. The traditional V12 will, unfortunately, come down from the S 600, replaced by the same 4.0-liter V8 with the lightweight hybrid capability that was recently displayed on the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600.
That being said, the twelve handmade cylinders are not completely dead because they will turn on the Maybach version of the S-Class / even though it is not in all markets. The automaker has announced that they will no longer pursue this type of powerplant in the future, so you can be sure that the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will really be a goose song for the twelve cylinders.
A number of inline-sixes and even hybrids inline-fours will consist of other engine lines, in petrol and diesel versions, with hybrid plug-in versions also available at several points. Two versions of the V8 in the form of a lightweight hybrid will complete the top of the lineup. The fully electric S-Class cannot be questioned, because that part will be played by EQS, which will be built on a special EV platform called EVA (Electric Vehicle Architecture).
Unfortunately, most of the current S-Class lineup will be lost for various reasons, the most important of which is the lack of stable sales and the heavy cost reductions that Daimler is doing in the short term. That means that the W223 will not bring up a coupe or convertible variant again, at least for a while. All that is not lost, because some of the development costs that will be associated with replacements for the two models will be used for the next SL-Class, set to bring back some of the former glory of the nameplate with the help of Mercedes-AMG.
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Release date and Price
As we mentioned the Merc full-size luxury sedan usually comes every seven years, so expect a new generation to debut during 2020 for the year 2021 model year. It’s a bit too early to discuss the price, but let’s say that the 2021 Mercedes S-Class shouldn’t travel too much from the current $ 97r, which is already very much above almost everything else in this segment, aside from the Quattroporte which is even more expensive in Maserati. Still, being the first in something has always had a price, and the S-Class has for years been the first in many ways and more than once when we have built, leaving the same opportunities for the future.